Bronchitis - Editor's Choice

Over the years, Earth Clinic readers have sent us many reports about their treatments for Bronchitis. The editors at Earth Clinic consider the below posts to be some of the most helpful and informative and have named them 'Editor's Choice'. We hope that you will find this useful.

Hydrogen Peroxide Inhalation Method

Posted by Victoria (California) on 04/01/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I use straight 3% - the cheap non food grade type from the drug store in a nebulizer full strength or occasionally diluted with distilled water when starting. I have done so for many years. I have administered the same with my teens since they were little and have had no problems. Cured the respiratory problems in my home...started it when I had bronchitis for 4 months and was about to get a COPD diagnosis (I have never smoked.) That bronchitis strain put my mom in the ICU and almost killed her. The nebulized H2O2 killed my bronchitis in 3 days after starting! Since then I use it for all respiratory and viral infections. I've read the nebulizing is a systemic mode of action so it may be beneficial for issues beyond the respiratory system.

Since my remarkable recovery, my whole extended family uses nebulizers with H2O2 when they get respiratory bugs.


Onions

Posted by P. Raghavan (Virudhunagar, TN, India) on 11/30/2020
5 out of 5 stars

ONIONS IN SOCKS FOR BRONCHITIS.

Bronchitis is a disease in which the lining of the lungs and bronchial tubes become infected and flamed. There are a number of articles available on this subject in the net and the titles of two articles are given below:

1) Onions in socks for bronchitis.

2) I slept with onion in my sock and this is what happened.

According to the above articles, onions are rich in sulphur containing compounds and known to possess antiviral properties. One may expect the following benefits from sleeping with onions in socks:

1) Removal of germs and bad bacteria.

2) Alleviating symptoms of fever like cold and flu.

To implement this, one can place organic onion slices in the socks (under your feet in the middle) and sleep as one usually do. You have nothing to lose this onion and sock therapy a try. This is not expensive and onion slices in the socks will not hurt you. Reusing the same onion slice is not at all recommended. According to an article titled “Your feet and how they are connected to your body, vital organs in our body are connected to the bottom of our feet. If there are onion slices at the bottom of our feet, onion slices can stimulate vital organs in our body.

There is no scientific explanation for this treatment since it is evidence-based treatment. Recently, I had severe cold. I did not want to take antibiotics and cold medicines. I took the above treatment and my cold was gone within a day. If a person has bronchitis, cold, flu or fever, that person can try this treatment. Within one or two days, one will know whether the treatment will work or not.

Best wishes.

P. Raghavan.


Apple Cider Vinegar, Cayenne and Ginger

Posted by Miss M (New York) on 06/24/2020
5 out of 5 stars

Had Covid then became lucky recipient of chronic bronchitis. I have an inhaler and hate it, so I tried this and wow it really helps fast.

Ingredients

Large knob of fresh ginger, cayenne pepper, apple cider vinegar and water.

Instructions

Shake a big shake of the cayenne pepper in blender jar, add ginger, two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 16 ounces or two cups of water. Blend and drink swiftly.

It's a fireball going down and the ginger is a bit gritty but works like a charm. I was amazed at the relief I got and steroid free!

If you need a sweetener, add honey! Good for throat.


Ginger

Posted by Dawn (Graham, Washington) on 08/28/2018
5 out of 5 stars

My 87 year old Mother had bronchitis for a year and a half. I tried everything for her. We cut about an inch of raw ginger off and added it to about one cup water and blended it in the Vitamixer. We did this twice per day...morning and night! She is fine now....amazing! She still takes ginger every night before bed and has not been sick since. Just wanted to share!

Dawn


Apple Cider Vinegar

Posted by Wife And Mum (England) on 05/30/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Apple Cider Vinegar cured chest phlegm and helped me breathe:

Every morning I woke up at 5am struggling to breath as phlegm loosened in my chest overnight and literally did not let me breath. For an hour every morning I drank loads of water (which helped a lot) and tried to cough and release phlegm. Then I read on this site about Apple Cider Vinegar so I started taking 1-2 tablespoons a day in a cup of water. After 2 days I did not wake up gasping for breath, I slept normally! I kept on taking it and was fine, when I stopped taking Apple Cider Vinegar I struggled a bit again in the mornings. I did this for a few weeks.

I have not taken Apple Cider Vinegar now for a good few days and am still fine in the mornings. I just about remember how I use to struggle every morning to breath! I actually can't believe it! I do have some minor phlegm over the day but it is solid and comes up easily, not loose and choking my lungs.

So Apple Cider Vinegar really gave me a lot of relief, and helped me breathe again.

Maybe now I will try it for weight loss!


Onion and Garlic in Honey

Posted by Kw67 (Texas) on 12/06/2017
5 out of 5 stars

For Colds and Bronchitis:

Take 1 onion (any kind works well, red has a milder taste) cut up with one clove of garlic cut up and cover it in honey and let sit at least 4 hours, but 8 hours is better. I also add lime or lemon juice and cayenne and take two teaspoons every couple of hours until the symptoms subside. It almost eliminates the need for OTC cough medicines and antibiotics.


Garlic

Posted by Jan (Southern California ) on 02/16/2016
5 out of 5 stars

HI! Re: Hot Garlic Water and soaking feet in this!

My husband and I have been suffering for weeks with coughing and sore throat and my husband believes he has bronchitis as it's really going around here as everyone I talk to knows someone that has the problem. At Walmart the cold and flu aisle is packed. Well I read the post from 2007 about Hot Garlic Water and soaking my feet in it and covering up with a blanket and breathing the vapor in.

Posted by Hillary (Jonesboro, Georga) on 09/27/2007

After years of suffering with horrible bouts of bronchitis, a lady, claiming to be a "witch" told me to soak my feet in hot garlic water, blanket over myself and the bucket, to inhale steam. She told me to do this for at least 6 hrs. I did not have bronchitis for 5 years. It is time to do it again (and I will), but was wondering, has anyone else heard of this "method" and what is is called?

I figured what do I have to lose? I didn't try it for 6 hours as directed but I tried it until the water became cool. After I stopped using this solution my entire body became very warm! I had to take my pajama bottoms off and put on shorts I was so warm!

Then my husband tried the hot garlic water until it became cold. He was really coughing badly and spitting up mucus.

Well we both slept though the night without coughing! I woke up well! No sore throat. My husband has been sleeping sitting up for days due to coughing! He hardly coughed after soaking his feet in this and is currently sleeping (still sitting up)!

I didn't know how to make garlic water so I placed a handful of garlic cloves in hot water and boiled it and then placed this in the blender put it in a pail and added very hot water to it. (next time I'm going to crush the garlic and boil it) see what works best.

Anyway I can't believe this solution worked so well! Thank for posting it! Thanks Earthclinic!


Apple Cider Vinegar

Posted by Rachel L. (Tarpon Springs, Fl ) on 11/17/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I just want to thank the posts about people who cured their chronic bronchitis with apple cider vinegar! I used organic acv only kind I use its the best! (: mixed with 1/2 of a squeezed lemon I added entire half of lemon squeezed to my coffee mug along with himalayian acacia raw organic honey 1 to 2 teaspoons depending how you like taste! I love honey and all its benefits especially raw so I did 2 teaspoons! (: with 1 teaspoon of powdered regular dollar store cinnamon or you can use organic if you prefer! or 1 cinnamon stick! I used just dollar store brand cinnamon and last but not least boiling water and omg!

I was coughing up thick dark yellow mucus! phlem! and my lungs hurt so bad coughing! ): I've been suffering with this for 4 months off and on!! ): and as soon as I drank just half a glass mucus came up so easy like crazy! but turned white right before my eyes! infection gone!!! I'm so happy I want to cry! (: instant relief from months of sheer agony on my poor lungs from coughing so much! (: and I owe it all to that one awesome person who was suffering who posted it! (: and now I'm giving my testimony to help others suffering from horrible chronic bronchitis I had! or any respiratory illness! (: I've been taking lots of other stuff granted vitamin c zinc oil of oregano very very potent on infections especially bronchitis! and very good probiotic! (: but my relief was immediate from this miracle concoction!

Thank you acv, I believe is the utmost cure! Research it my friends!


Baking Soda, Olive Oil Steam

Posted by Jerryrigged4 (Springdale, Arkansas, USA) on 01/26/2013
5 out of 5 stars

I use ACV and baking soda practicly everyday for all sorts of reasons. But when I have Bronchitis or sinus issues or just feel a cold moving in, I steam with baking soda. In a small pot of boiling water with a teaspoon of olive oil that is steaming real good sprinkle some baking soda, about a 1/4 tsp at a time and sniff and inhale while the baking soda is fizzling. It is so soothing, it will move the mucus out and kill molds virus and bacteria. Do it as much as you want its harmless unless you stick your nose in the hot water.


Apple Cider Vinegar

Posted by Karen (Clarkston, Mi) on 11/09/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I have been using and recommending to everyone this protocol for bronchitis cough. Mix juice of 1/2 lemon, 3 capsfull of ACV, 1 TBSP of raw honey, add 4 ounces of hot water and mix up. I would drink or sip on it. When you have night time coughs that keep you up... Mix up a batch and set beside your bedside. That way you wake up and take a sip or drink more.. Then turn over and get sound nights sleep. Worked charms for me!!!